Rogers Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
"Rogers achieved continued sales improvement in the second quarter driven by growth in EV/HEV, clean energy and other strategic markets," stated Bruce D. Hoechner, Rogers' President and CEO. "Global supply chain challenges impacted our second quarter results more than anticipated and margins and earnings were below our prior guidance expectations. We are addressing these recent challenges as we continue to navigate this dynamic environment. We are executing on our market strategy and the outlook for Advanced Mobility remains robust, led by the accelerating transition to electric and hybrid electric vehicles. We continue to significantly increase our investments in new capacity and capabilities to capitalize on the growth opportunities across our market portfolio."
Q2 2021 Summary of Results
Net sales of $234.9 million increased 2.5% versus the prior quarter from higher sales in the AES business unit. AES net sales increased primarily due to strong demand for EV/HEV applications and higher clean energy, defense and wireless infrastructure market sales, partially offset by a decline in sales for ADAS applications. Demand remained strong in the EMS business, but net sales decreased compared to the prior quarter primarily due to lower production levels from supply constraints and the previously announced disruption to the Company's manufacturing facility in South Korea. The lower production levels contributed to the decline in portable electronics market sales, and tempered growth in industrial market sales. EV/HEV sales declined slightly, compared to strong first quarter sales. Currency exchange rates unfavorably impacted total company net sales in the second quarter of 2021 by $0.8 million compared to prior quarter net sales.
Gross margin was 38.2%, compared to 39.0% in the prior quarter. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the impact of supply constraints, raw material price increases and unfavorable product mix, partially offset by higher volumes.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased by $2.5 million from the prior quarter to $45.0 million. The increase in SG&A expense was due to higher performance based compensation costs and reinvestment initiatives.
GAAP operating margin of 15.2% decreased by 100 basis points from the prior quarter primarily due to lower gross margin and higher SG&A expenses, partially offset by lower restructuring charges. Adjusted operating margin of 17.4% decreased by 160 basis points versus the prior quarter.
GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.52, compared to earnings per diluted share of $1.66 in the previous quarter. The decrease in GAAP earnings primarily resulted from lower operating income and other income, partially offset by lower tax expense. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.72 per diluted share compared to adjusted earnings of $1.92 per diluted share in the prior quarter.
Ending cash and cash equivalents were $203.9 million, an increase of $4.8 million versus the prior quarter. The Company generated free cash flow of approximately $11.9 million in the second quarter of 2021. Net cash provided by operating activities of $29.7 million was offset by $4.0 million of principal payments made on the remaining outstanding borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility and capital expenditures of $17.8 million.
About Rogers Corporation
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Conference call and additional information
A conference call to discuss the results for the second quarter of 2021 will take place today, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5pm ET.
A live webcast of the event and the accompanying presentation can be accessed on the Rogers Corporation website at https://www.rogerscorp.com/investors.
An audio replay of the conference call will be available from July 29, 2021 at approximately 8 pm ET through August 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET, by dialing 1-888-203-1112 from the United States, and entering the replay passcode of 9771089.
Additionally, the archived webcast will be available on the Rogers website at approximately 8 pm ET on July 29, 2021.
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Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures
Non-GAAP financial measures:
This earnings release includes the following financial measures that are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"):
(1) Adjusted operating margin, which the Company defines as operating margin excluding acquisition-related amortization of intangible assets and discrete items, such as acquisition and related integration costs, environmental accrual adjustments, gains or losses on the sale or disposal of property, plant and equipment, restructuring, severance, impairment and other related costs, UTIS fire charges, and the related income tax effect on these items (collectively, "discreteitems");
(2) Adjusted net income, which the Company defines as net income excluding amortization of acquisition intangible assets and discrete items;
(3) Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which the Company defines as earnings per diluted share excluding amortization of acquisition intangible assets, and discrete items divided by adjusted weighted average shares outstanding - diluted;
(4) Adjusted EBITDA, which the Company defines as net income excluding interest expense, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and discrete items;
(5) Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which the Company defines as the percentage that results from dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total net sales;
(6) Free cash flow, which the Company defines as net cash provided by operating activities less non-acquisition capital expenditures.
Management believes adjusted operating margin, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin are useful to investors because they allow for comparison to the Company's performance in prior periods without the effect of items that, by their nature, tend to obscure the Company's core operating results due to potential variability across periods based on the timing, frequency and magnitude of such items. As a result, management believes that these measures enhance the ability of investors to analyze trends in the Company's business and evaluate the Company's performance relative to peer companies. Management also believes free cash flow is useful to investors as an additional way of viewing the Company's liquidity and provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's cash flows. However, non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation from, or as alternatives to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from, and should not be compared to, similarly named measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of the differences between these non-GAAP financial measures and their most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are set forth below.
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